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Best Moving Companies in Rapid City, SD

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Rapid City Moving Companies on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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1115 East New York Street, Rapid City, SD 57701

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4.7 (23)

Why choose this provider?

Greens Moving & Storage serves the Rapid City metro area and provides a full range of services to help clients deal with residential or business moving projects. It helps clients to plan their moves and prepare for relocation, and it provides trucks as well as skilled drivers to transport their items to their new locations without damaging them. Greens Moving & Storage also offers extensive storage services so that clients can hold items in safe spaces if they aren't ready to place them anywhere.

  • Long Distance
  • Packing
  • Local

2720 E. Hwy 44, Rapid City, SD 57703

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4.8 (249)
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2.5 (44)
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3.7 (3)

Why choose this provider?

AAction Movers assists with residential and commercial relocations in Rapid City and nearby areas. Equipped with trucks that are 12, 16, and 20 feet in size, its crew of drug-screened and background-checked movers conducts local, long-distance, and international transfers. Its relocation service covers packing and unpacking assistance, and a move manager coordinates with clients during the entire relocation. AAction Movers started in 1932 as a delivery company that transported goods with a sidecar and motorcycle.

  • Long Distance
  • Local
  • Packing

1876 Lombardy Drive, Rapid City, SD 57703

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4.0 (11)

Why choose this provider?

Roush Moving & Storage handles local, long-distance, and international moving projects in the Rapid City area. Founded in 1979, the family-owned and family-operated company offers packing assistance to protect household or office items during transportation. Its moving crew accepts military moves, assists in organizing relocations, and accommodates different sizes of moving tasks. Robert and Ann Hook originally purchased the business and named it Roush Transfer and Storage. Their sons Terry and Tom joined the company in 1982 and 1986, respectively.

  • Long Distance

1110 Industry Road, Sturgis, SD 57785

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5.0 (55)
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5.0 (1)

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The Moving Guys is a moving company that helps residents and business owners in Rapid City, Spearfish, Hill City, and Custer in making moves less stressful. Its movers and drivers have over 15 years of combined experience in the moving and transportation industry. Its moving and packing services include disassembly and reassembly of furniture, loading and unloading boxes, and packing and wrapping belongings. The Moving Guys can also handle commercial moves and are available to move on evenings or weekends to avoid disruption of business operation.

  • Long Distance
  • Packing
  • Local

3325 Sturgis Rd., Rapid City, SD 57702

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5.0 (152)
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4.8 (114)
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4.4 (7)

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Thomas & Sons Moving Company is a relocation specialist that serves the Rapid City area. The family-owned and family-operated business handles residential and commercial moves, which cover packing, unpacking, loading, and unloading assistance. Its crew is also trained to transport valuable items such as gun safes and pianos. Thomas & Sons Moving Company started out in 2012 as a two-person crew that offered loading and unloading services. The full-service moving company now has over 20 employees and 15 trucks.

  • Local

Compare our Top Moving Companies

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Greens Moving & Storage
1115 East New York Street, Rapid City, SD 57701
AAction Movers
2720 E. Hwy 44, Rapid City, SD 57703
Roush Moving & Storage
1876 Lombardy Drive, Rapid City, SD 57703
The Moving Guys
1110 Industry Road, Sturgis, SD 57785
Thomas & Sons Moving Company
3325 Sturgis Rd., Rapid City, SD 57702

FAQs

  • Introduction

    If you're moving locally, or at least within the same state, you'll want to hire a reputable local moving company to get the job done safely. Interstate movers are registered with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, but local moving companies often only have to comply with state regulations; it may be beneficial to learn the licensing process in your state in order to find a company you can trust. Another good way to ensure that your selected moving company is properly licensed is by looking through our top picks.

    If you're moving across state lines, you won't just have to verify that a company is licensed locally. They'll need to have the legal authority to operate in any of the states you'll be crossing. Many local moving companies partner with van lines to make sure they can pass regulatory hurdles and can facilitate your move smoothly, no matter the distance.
  • What is considered long-distance moving?

    Generally, if a move is over 400 miles, it's considered a long-distance move, but the definition varies between moving companies. Some consider a long-distance move to be one that takes the cargo across state or international borders. There are significant differences in cost and regulatory clearance between a long-distance move and a local move.

  • How far in advance should I hire movers?

    Hiring a mover at least four weeks in advance ensures that a variety of reputable options will be available. In some regions or during the summer when movers are busier, it's recommended that anyone looking for a licensed mover arrange the booking two to three months from the moving date.

  • Do you pay movers before or after?

    You may be asked to pay a small deposit before your move, but payment in full happens after the move is complete and your possessions are inside your new home. This ensures that the movers complete the job to your satisfaction before getting paid.

  • How much does a moving company cost?

    On average, the cost of a local move (intrastate or under 400 miles) is around $1,250. This includes labor, fuel, insurance, and several other factors. If a move is considered to be long-distance, it will likely be around $4,900, with a wider variance based on the specific demands involved.

  • How much do I tip movers?

    Based on the performance of the movers and the difficulty of the job, you should tip anywhere between 5% and 20% of the total cost of your move. Most people recommend tipping in cash at the end of the final day of the move.

  • How much is it to rent a moving van?

    The cost to rent a moving van without a crew to assist in the move depends on the size, the length of the rental, and the distance it is being driven. The average cost of renting a van ranges anywhere from $100 for a local move to $2,000 for long-distance.